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Programme Manager - Macmillan Survivorship Research Group (Maternity Cover)

Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £38,460 to £48,677 per annum
Full Time - Fixed term for 12 months to cover maternity leave
Closing Date:  Friday 09 November 2018
Interview Date:   Friday 30 November 2018
Reference:  1067318CF

We are seeking an experienced Programme Manager to manage the large research portfolio of the Macmillan Survivorship Research Group ( led by Professor Claire Foster. Our research programme is focused on advancing understanding of recovery of health and wellbeing following cancer diagnosis and treatment and supporting self-management of cancer related problems.

You will have specific responsibility for the management and coordination of the financial, logistical and administrative aspects of the Macmillan Survivorship Research Group’s research programme funded by Macmillan Cancer Support and related studies (value > £4 million) and supporting the Research Group’s impact strategy. This will include organising and leading the management and delivery of the HORIZONS programme (, a UK wide prospective cohort study in three different cancer types, which is following patients from pre-treatment through to several years afterwards, and assessing different aspects of survivorship.  You will maintain an ongoing oversight of the overall performance of programme, monitoring progress and ensuring the contractual obligations are delivered.  You will act as the key point of contact between the programme team and key stakeholders, including Macmillan Cancer support, maintaining excellent working relationships and regularly reporting on progress.

You will lead on communication activities to raise the profile of the MSRG programme. You will support the Director, Deputy Director and senior team to develop and implement strategies to maximise the impact of research outputs from the programme

You will support the Group’s Director and Deputy Director in business planning and strategic decision-making by leading on budget profiling and monitoring of expenditure and resource allocation. 

You will support the Director and Deputy Director of MSRG with the next phase of securing future Programme funding, including liaison with key stakeholders and writing and submission of funding bids and grant applications.

You will act as the lead for business/operational management of the Programme, working with key contacts within the University to ensure appropriate infrastructure, policies and processes are in place to allow the Programme to maximise productivity.

You will have direct line management responsibility for several staff.

Essential requirements for this post include: 

  • Skill level equivalent to the achievement of a professional qualification or postgraduate degree
  • Considerable experience in research project management or a related field
  • Excellent organisational and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain positive working relationships
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with proven ability to write project progress reports and strategic documents
  • Proven team and people management skills

The post is offered full-time for 12 months in the first instance, to cover a period of maternity leave.

It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Friday 23rd November or Friday 30th November (to be confirmed).

Applicants are strongly advised to contact Professor Claire Foster ( MSRG Director, or Dr Lynn Calman ( MSRG Deputy Director, to discuss the position.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Geraldine Lewis (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 3462. Please quote reference 1067318CF on all correspondence.

Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder: Health Sciences

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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